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What is Alpha?
Alpha is a chance to ask the big questions of life and to explore what can offer meaning and hope.  Alpha is a program spread over 11 sessions that offers the basics of the Christian faith.  Each session is low key and focused around a meal and a main talk.  It's fun, relaxed, AND free - and you can ask any question (really - any question you want but were afraid to ask!).  That's why over 29 million people worldwide have already tried Alpha.

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
-Dr. Seuss

Holy Family, Tuesday's, 11:30 - 2:00 pm and 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Sept 12, 19, 26
Oct 3, 10, 17, 24
Nov 7, 14, 28
Celebration - Dec 5
Day Away Retreat Saturday, Oct 14
St. Francis-St. Mary, Wednesday's 6:30-9:00 pm
Sept 13, 20, 27
Oct 4, 11, 18, 25
Nov 8, 15, 29
Celebration - Dec 6
Day Away Retreat - Saturday, Oct 14
Middletown United Methodist Church, Saturday's 6:00 pm
If the above dates and times are not convenient, Middletown United Methodist Church is hosting a session at their Church on Saturday evenings at 6:00 pm beginning September 16th. Childcare will be available.  Click here to register for an Alpha session at MUMC.


These small groups of 4-9 people are offered primarily to those who have completed the Alpha Course and want to continue deepening their relationship with Christ and one another.  Discipleship Groups are led by lay people (usually in a home setting) who feel called to lead a small group for a specific number of weeks.  Days and times that the groups meet would be determined by the Leaders.  Videos and book based materials are provided.  Please contact Carolyn Kilonsky if you are interested in either leading or participating in a group.

Alpha Videos
Week 1 Is there more to life than this?
eek 2 Who is Jesus?
eek 3 Why Did Jesus Die?
eek 4  How Can We Have Faith?
eek 5 Why and How Do We Pray?
eek 6 Why and How Should I Read the Bible?


If you have any questions, please contact Laurel Swencki at or 301-473-4800.

Sign up below if you are interested in attending a new session in the Spring of 2018.  You will be contacted once the day, time and place have been determined.